**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
Review basic stitches and learn complex, decorative embroidery stitches. Learn how to apply stitches to delineating text. Discover tips for transferring images and text onto fabric. Experiment with stitching on different surfaces — paper, fabrics, plastic.
Consider embroidery from many angles — a mending tool, a letter-writing tool, a drawing or painting medium, a technique for meditation.
Stitches will include: review of some basics (French knots, chain stitch) plus others at student request
New stitches: plain weave on and off the fabric/page, blanket stitch, pinwheel stitch, interlaced backstitch, interlaced chain stitch
It is recommended that you have basic embroidery skills (backstitch, satin stitch, chain stitch) for Part II. We will review some basic stitches in Part II; the precise stitches are dependent on the students and their needs. For the all levels Embroidery class Part I, click here to register.
Materials to have on hand:
- needles - size 18-22 chenille needles are easy to thread
- plain, woven fabric
- paper strong enough to withstand being poked by a needle
- embroidery or sewing thread
- embroidery hoop (optional)
- erasable and heat erasable pens (optional), which can be used for writing on paper and fabric
- Dental threaders to help thread needles (optional
Iviva Olenick is a Brooklyn-born and based artist intersecting textiles, text, performance and community education. She has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Design Atlanta; Wyckoff House Museum and Old Stone House, Brooklyn; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, NYC; Hunterdon Museum, Clinton, NJ; South Bend Museum of Art, IN, among others. Iviva is an educator for the New Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and is a faculty member of SVA’s MFA Art Practice program. She holds a BA in French Language and Literature/Psychology and an AAS in Textile/Surface Design.